You can hardly make a friend in a year, but you can easily offend one in an hour.
To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
Enough shovels of earth - a mountain. Enough pails of water - a river.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
Govern a family as you would cook a small fish - very gently.
Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald.
Life is a dream walking death is a going home.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.